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Jimmie Johnson has New Hampshire and Texas on his NASCAR checklist

February 10, 2010 |  4:22 pm

2010 NASCAR Media Day Jimmie Johnson portrait Jimmie Johnson has won four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships in a row. He will be in pursuit of an unprecedented fifth in a row starting with Sunday's Daytona 500.

He was asked if there are any tracks on the Cup schedule that present any particular challenges. Johnson said they were two in particular, New Hampshire and Texas. He has yet to win a Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway during the Chase. The New Hampshire race, not Dover, is the first race of the Chase.

Texas Motor Speedway also plays host to a race in the Chase, the 10-race playoff to determine the Cup champion. Johnson won in Texas during the Chase in 2007.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for more on Johnson as he prepares for the start of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

-- Tim Haddock

Photo: Four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Credit: Rusty Jarrett / Getty Images.